October 27, 2010
Let’s stay connected
I wrote a post entitled, What if your basket breaks, back in August last year. The thinking is that we shouldn’t place all of our eggs into one basket, because if the basket breaks, the eggs shall fall. Of course my analogy is about trusting services, both paid and free, and the cloud in general.
Being accidentally locked out of a web-based service where you store all of your contact information can happen, just ask C.C. Chapman about being unable to access his Google account. You could also find yourself suddenly locked out of Twitter, ask Connie Crosby about that. Even the mighty Facebook goes down from time to time.
I was wrongly suspended from Twitter a million years ago (along with Connie), during the time I panicked, because I was suddenly cut off from interacting with my friends there. I had no other way to contact many of them. I was even interviewed by CBC about it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. So much of my daily communication is via Facebook and Twitter, I don’t have a way to export your email address – the one way I know we can stay in touch should a service go down. It won’t be long before Facebook messages overtakes email as the most popular form of online communication.
Introducing my email newsletter
Here’s a fun way to keep in touch, while also keeping you informed – my personal email newsletter.
Please take a moment to register, it’s quick and painless. I’ll occasionally email you with news and updates on what’s going on, so we can hook up if I’m in your city. I’ll include tools and tips on using social media more efficiently, special events I’m involved with, and much more. Let’s stay connected, shall we?
Photo from Flickr by: John Piercy